Accused GOP convention sandbag thrower pleads guilty


The man accused of dropping a 50-pound sandbag onto Interstate 94 during the Republican National Convention pleaded guilty Monday. He pleaded guilty to a second-degree assault charge, which is a felony, for dropping the sandbag from the Fifth Street overpass.

David Terence Mahoney, 24, originally faced five counts of assault and five counts of terroristic threats for dropping the sandbag onto the route delegates were traveling. No vehicles were hit by the sandbag, but he allegedly tried to get other protesters to do the same thing.

Mohoney, of Milwaukee, will be sentenced July 9 and could serve up to 90 days in jail.